1. Boxer Amphibious Ready Group to Return from Deployment

    The three ships of the Boxer ARG are scheduled to return home to San Diego April 25, completing an eight-month deployment that included operational support in 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet.

    USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) steam in formation in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC3 Mark El-Rayes)
  2. VAQ-132 Participates in Republic of Korea Exercise Max Thunder

    Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 is taking part in the combined aerial training exercise for military aircrews and maintainers that began April 11.

    An EA-18G Growler from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 takes off from Gwangju Air Base April 23 during exercise Max Thunder. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Lynn Frank Andrews)
  3. USS Bonhomme Richard Completes Search and Rescue Mission in Korea

    With concurrence from South Korean commanders, the amphibious assault ship departed waters around Jindo, South Korea, April 22 after assisting with search and rescue operations near the site of the Korean passenger ferry Sewol.

    An MV-22 Osprey takes off from the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during search and rescue operations April 19. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adam D. Wainwright)
  4. Frank Cable Departs Malaysia After Visit Focused on Exchanges

    The submarine tender departed Sepangar, Malaysia, April 17, wrapping up a visit that included numerous interations with the Royal Malaysian Navy.

    Electronics Technician 1st Class Benjamin Smith, left, and Senior Chief Sonar Technician (Submarines) Jake Jaegar, right, explain the purpose of certain technical work documents to officers of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) as part of a Quality Assurance Submarine Safety Program (SUBSAFE) seminar aboard USS Frank Cable, April 15. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Brandon Shelander)
  5. U.S. Pacific Fleet Band Hosts High School Students

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet Band hosted 40 members of the Vacaville High School band and choir April 17 for workshops and a combined performance between the two groups.

    Musician 3rd Class Abbie Johnson plays alongside members of the Vacaville High School band (U.S. Navy/MC1 David Kolmel)
  6. USS Somerset to Arrive in San Diego

    The amphibious transport dock ship, which was commissioned March 1 in Philadelphia, is scheduled to arrive at its new homeport of Naval Base San Diego, April 21.

    Somerset operates in the Gulf of Mexico during builder's sea trials in 2013. (U.S. Navy file photo)
  7. USS Bonhomme Richard Assists in Search and Rescue of Sunken Korean Ferry

    The amphibious assault ship is is now engaged in search and rescue operations near the site of Korean passenger ship Sewol that sank April 16 off the Republic of Korea's southwestern coast.

    An MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 lands on the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) after conducting search and rescue operations April 17. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adam D. Wainwright)
  8. USS Bonhomme Richard on Call for Korean Ferry Rescue Efforts

    The amphibious assault ship is responding to the scene of Korean passenger ship Sewol that sank near the island of Jindo off the southwestern coast of the Republic of Korea April 16.

    MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft stand ready on the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), April 16. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Adam D. Wainwright)
  9. USS Cowpens, USS Spruance to Return from Deployment

    The two ships are set to return to Naval Base San Diego April 17 after completing separate deployments to the Western Pacific region.

    USS Cowpens (CG 63) operates in the South China Sea in October. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Declan Barnes)
  10. Bonhomme Richard ARG Conducts Yellow Sea Operations

    The USS Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is conducting operations in the waters west of the Korean Peninsula April 15-18.

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) file photo.

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